If you have a cute, little girly-girl daughter who walks with you around the mall, she probably has wished for you to buy her that dollhouse that she has been eyeing whenever you walk past the girls’ toy section of the department store. And you might even buy it for her in a snap of a finger if you had the money for it, but what if the dollhouse that she wanted cost more than the total amount of your actual house, car, and savings and all of your properties combined? Would you still buy it?
The Colorado-based miniature artist Elaine Diehl along with her carpenters, glassblowers, and goldsmiths have worked on a “big” miniature project for over 13 years from 1974 to 1987. And this “big” miniature project is a dollhouse. Yes, you read it right, Diehl and her team spent more than 13 years of their lives to make a miniature dollhouse with a price tag of jaw-dropping 8.5 million dollars or 434 million pesos.
Though it’s not that small as it stands 9-feet-tall, the world’s most expensive dollhouse consists a total of 29 rooms inside it and it is a total work of art. Every piece of mini furniture and all things inside the doll house are all handcrafted and there are more than 10,000 pieces inside this insane dollhouse. It weighs about 815 to 890 pounds depending on the types of furniture inside.
Ruining it or breaking it into pieces in an orderly manner will take 2 days and 12 people to do it. It will also take the same number of people and days to bring it back together.
Apart from the 29 rooms, this doll house also contains an armory, wine cellar, a grand ballroom, and an observatory. Does your dollhouse have that?
And one of the remarkable pieces of items inside it is this mini grand piano and mini Bible with a measurement of just one inch, the piano costs a whopping price of 7000 dollars while the mini Bible has a price tag of 5000 dollars.
You can also see a mini library. The makers even included some iced tea for you. Or at least, your doll.
The dollhouse was first displayed in Diehl’s Museum Shop located in Sedona, Arizona until she retired. Soon after that, it was bought by Lois Freeman, a miniature collector, in 1996. It is the only Museum quality dollhouse that is owned by a private citizen.
Are you amazed by this well-crafted dollhouse? Post a comment in our comments section if your daughter wants this dollhouse. For more stories like this, like TNP!